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Monday
Oct042010

Easton Pearson

WHO: PAMELA EASTON & LYDIA PEARSON
WHAT: DESIGNERS & DIRECTORS, EASTON PEARSON
WHERE: BRISBANE
VISIT: www.eastonpearson.com

FFF LOVES… the fabrics, detailing, exotic influences and eclectic styling. All this, yet utterly wearable. Too, too clever.

SHOP: Opening Ceremony — New York & Tokyo. Best “too cool for school” fashion shopping experience. 

SHOP: Browns and Dover Street Market in London — can’t pick one… (the London equivalent of above)

SHOP: Banner in Milan (Via Sant’ Andrea 8a, 20121 MILAN, P. +39 02 798711) — simply the best eye for what is happening in fashion but sits outside the typical trends.

SHOP: Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Lane Crawford In Hong Kong. The ultimate Bon Ton Bon geare shopping!

SHOP: Of course Easton Pearson eponymous stores in Brisbane and Sydney…how could we not say that!

EAT: Best fabulous dining experience: Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athenee, Paris.

EAT: Best local bolt hole: Pink Flamingo (5B Winn St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane P. 3252 7557)

EAT: Best Expat Australian Dining: M on the Bund, Shanghai.

EAT: Best night out in Brisbane: SO MANY but private dining at Enotecca is very glam and the food is great!

EAT: Best private dining experience: In Lien Yeomans House. You book her dining room for 10 people and she cooks amazing North Vietnamese food.

About Pam and Lydia (in their own words):
Our way of working is inseparable from our design ethos. We work in partnership through all passages of our process: planning, designing, finishing, traveling and selling. Personal connections are at the heart of our process and are essential to the way we work. We know our customers, our buyers and our storeowners. We find ourselves often designing for people we know and admire. Equally essential to our working method is our approach to fabric. We have then work in Australia on the actual production of garments. In practical terms, we design three ranges a year: Spring/Summer, Cruise and Autumn/Winter.

Our interests are specific and eclectic we design for people who are drawn to similar ways of thinking. We design for who are drawn to similar ways of thinking. We design for women who are quite possibly interested in art as much as fashion, who are interested in details and in visual plays. We want women to take our garments and make them their own. We don’t stand away from trends but we interpret these trends a little differently, a little idiosyncratically, a little privately based on our own interests. The sensuality of fabric against skin is important to us. We mainly use natural fibres, we are attentive to how the textures feel, how the seams are finished, how the fasteners might be touched. We believe in intimate attention to all aspects of the making process.